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Ascetic Master
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Ascetic Master


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Description Dancing and playing the drum, this extraordinarily animated figure may be one of the mahasiddhas or a Tibetan master belonging to a branch of Buddhist teaching known as Dogchen.
Exhibitions
  • Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. 2001-2003.
  • Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Freer Gallery of Art, Washington. 2003-2004.
Provenance Pan Asian Sale, Christie's, New York, December 1 1982, lot 89, no. 5234; purchased by John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, 1982.
Credit Promised gift of John and Berthe Ford

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Period
17th century
Medium
brass with polychrome
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
F.160
Measurements
H: 4 1/8 x W: 3 3/4 x D: 2 1/4 in. (10.5 x 9.5 x 5.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Tibet (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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